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The Astounding Talents of Mr. Grenade (2003)

Mr. Grenade is eager to show his talents, but in the end he does what grenades do best.

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Mr. Grenade is eager to show his talents, but in the end he does what grenades do best.

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Sometimes the best things in life don't last very long (wink)
8 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Honestly, there isn't too much I can say about this short without giving the story away. Shane Acker is clearly a rising talent, especially since his short and wonderful animation "9" is being made into a feature with the assistance of Tim Burton in a producers role. The Astounding Talents of Mr Grenade is simple but so effective. With less than 1 minute of animation Shane Acker has created one of the funniest short films i have ever seen, animated or otherwise. But don't take my word for it, watch all three of his short films, Mr Grenade, Hangnail ( also hilarious ), and his dark and beautifully animated award winner "9". I look forward to the feature of 9, as long as it doesn't lose the silent charm of the original, but Mr Grenade is probably best viewed in short bursts as opposed to a full length animation. I gave this film 10 out of 10 because i was just not expecting what i saw. I laughed so hard that i literally fell off my chair. So take just 1 minute off your life and check this work of art out, and I guarantee you will want to watch the others


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